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Are smartphones causing more teen suicides?
Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the normAround 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of US teens who felt useless and joyless –classic symptoms of depression– surged 33% in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23%. Even more troubling, the number of 13 to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jean Twenge, for The Conversation Tags: Mental health Youth justice Children Science Technology Young people Society US news Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente researchers develop new models for predicting suicide risk
(Kaiser Permanente) Combining data from electronic health records with results from standardized depression questionnaires better predicts suicide risk in the 90 days following either mental health specialty or primary care outpatient visits, reports a team from the Mental Health Research Network, led by Kaiser Permanente research scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A New Study Links Antidepressants to Weight Gain
A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. “Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were treated with antidepressants,” said study co-author Rafael Gafoor, a primary care and public health researcher at King’s College London, in an email to TIME. The researchers used data from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a large collection of electronic health records. Their analysis included almost 295,000 people of all differ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

App helps new and deaf parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules
The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide by drowning, the Fulton County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak told CNN Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Restless Sleep and Activity Intertwined in OA
(MedPage Today) -- Association partially mediated by lack of energy and depression (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide? Are You Concerned About the High Rate of Physician Suicide?
Physician suicide rates are twice that of the general population, with one completed suicide daily.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nightmares Are Scary. But Are They Bad For Your Health?
You’re freaked out. A strange person or animal—or thing—is pursuing you. It draws nearer, but you wake up just before it has the chance to get you. It may sound like a cliché. But experts who study nightmares say this is a pretty typical bad-dream scenario. “There’s often some threat of death or injury or annihilation, and you’re trying to escape,” says Tore Nielsen, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal and director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory there. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event—a car accident, maybe, or military combat&mda...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Electroencephalographic and cardiovascular markers of vulnerability within families of suicidal adolescents: a pilot study - Kaufman EA, Crowell SE, Coleman J, Puzia ME, Gray DD, Strayer DL.
Suicide, self-injury, and predisposing vulnerabilities aggregate in families. Those at greatest risk often show deficits in two biologically-mediated domains: behavioral control and emotion regulation. This pilot study explored electroencephalographic and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and mental health among transgender/gender nonconforming adults - Henry RS, Perrin PB, Coston BM, Calton JM.
There is significant evidence to suggest that intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with mental health problems including anxiety and depression. However, this research has almost exclusively been conducted through heteronormative and cisgender len... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Effect of insomnia treatments on depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Gebara MA, Siripong N, DiNapoli EA, Maree RD, Germain A, Reynolds CF, Kasckow JW, Weiss PM, Karp JF.
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is frequently co-morbid with depression, with a bidirectional relationship between these disorders. There is evidence that insomnia-specific interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, may lead to improvements in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Are You a ‘ Type D ’ Athlete? Relax and Ask for Help
If you ’ re more Eeyore than Tigger when it comes to sports, reach out and elicit suggestions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Athletics and Sports Anxiety and Stress Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictional Character) Psychology and Psychologists Depression (Mental) Source Type: news

Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists
(University of Sussex) Psychologists at the University of Sussex have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers challenge genetic tests for guiding psychiatric treatment
(McLean Hospital) The paper reviewed the scientific basis and effectiveness of pharmacogenetic (Pgen) tests in guiding the choices and doses of psychiatric medications for treating major depressive disorder (MDD) and related psychiatric conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Striking" role of race seen in kids ’ suicide risk
New research reveals the suicide rate among black children is roughly two times higher than that of white children (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death of CDC worker who drowned ruled a suicide
Authorities: Death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in an river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Age - Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
Significantly higher incidence of suicide for black children aged 5 to 12; lower rate for black teens (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Fetal MRI can spot early brain abnormality
MRI scans can reliably detect a severe brain condition in fetuses as early...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows maternal depression meds affect babies' brains 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Pediatric MRI safety needs to target youngest patients Pediatric-friendly MRI can enhance sedation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and clinical correlates in patients with bipolar I vs II disorder - Vismara M, Grancini B, Cremaschi L, Oldani L, Arici C, De Carlo V, Miller S, Ketter TA, Altamura AC, Dell'osso B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A holistic approach to factors affecting depression in haemodialysis patients - Gerogianni G, Kouzoupis A, Grapsa E.
Depression in dialysis populations is affected by co-morbid diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and immune dysfunction, and it also includes high suicide risk and frequent hospitalizations. Depressive disorders have a close association with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Risk profile of young people admitted to hospital for suicidal behaviour in Melbourne, Australia - Borschmann R, Stark P, Prakash C, Sawyer SM.
AIM: Self-harm and suicidal behaviour is most prevalent during adolescence, but little is known about the risk profile of adolescents admitted to hospital for suicidal behaviour. Young people who self-harm are at an increased risk of mortality compared to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

App helps hearing-impaired parents know when and why their baby is crying
This study is unique because it brings the lab to the participant instead of the participant to the lab,” Anderson says. “It’s open to anyone willing to download the Chatterbaby app on their iPhone or Android devices, record five seconds of their baby’s cries, then upload it to the databa se.”This research was supported by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Science, the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Autism Center for Excellence, the Semel Institute at UCLA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.Journalists: B-roll, sound bites, web elements, high-resolution still...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

I didn’t realise I was depressed until it was too late
FIVE years ago I was broken. At the time I was the Metropolitan Police Borough Commander for Southwark in south London. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age-Related Racial Disparity Examined in Childhood Suicide
TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 -- For childhood suicide, there is a significant age-related racial disparity, according to a research letter published online May 21 in JAMA Pediatrics. Jeffrey A. Bridge, Ph.D., from The Ohio State University in Columbus, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Watch the Virtual Reality Recreation of the LSD Trip That Inspired the Whole Earth Catalog
In the spring of 1966, Stewart Brand did 100 micrograms of LSD and sat on top of a roof in San Francisco. Perched there, he looked toward a curved horizon and imagined the spherical Earth and just how limited resources on our planet are. Out of that psychedelic drug-induced vision, he developed the Whole Earth theory. He campaigned for NASA to release satellite images of the Earth, and created the influential and generation-defining Whole Earth Catalog. Author Michael Pollan explored the mysterious effects that psychedelic drugs like LSD have on the human mind in his latest book How to Change Your Mind: What the New Scienc...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connections
June 5, 2018 3:00-4:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In brain stimulation therapy less might be more
(Bar-Ilan University) Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate a new insight for optimizing rTMS, one of the common non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation therapies used to treat brain disorders such as depression and neuropathic pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Under age 13, suicide rates are roughly double for black children vs. white children
(Carnegie Mellon University) A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly aged white children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Science News » Age-Related Racial Disparity in Suicide Rates Among U.S. Youth
Researchers have discovered an age-related racial disparity in suicide rates for U.S. youth between the ages of 5 and 17. The findings suggest a need for more research into contributing factors and targeted interventions for children. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

She died in the Texas school shooting. Now hundreds of strangers want to save her husband.
Cynthia Tisdale gave everything to the people around her. When her granddaughter needed help after a severe accident, Tisdale was there. The mother of three and grandmother of 11 was at her side during physical therapy for weeks in the past year, Cynthia’s son Recie wrote. It was as if her love and support helped will […]Related:Suicide rates for black children twice that of white children, new data showU.S. plans to provide several million dollars for Ebola outbreak in CongoTrump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Race May Play Role in Kids' Suicide Risk
Among kids aged 5 to 17, about 1,660 black children took their own lives, versus 13,300 whites, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GCSEs are failing stress test as students suffer | Letters
A year 11 pupil describes the strain on her non-academic peers, while other readers decry the effects of relentless exams on young peopleI am a year 11 student who is currently sitting their GCSE examinations. Sally Weale ’s article (‘My lunchtimes are filled with crying children’, 17 May) sheds some light on what people my age go through. Many people I know suffer from depression and anxiety, we lose sleep, we don ’t want to wake up in the mornings and we are afraid to walk into the exam rooms.We are told over and over again that if we do not achieve level 7 or above we will not be able to progress...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: GCSEs Children Mental health UK news Schools Exams Education Society Michael Gove Politics Psychology Science Source Type: news

Race May Play Role in Kids ’ Suicide Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Research, News, Source Type: news

Depression - Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional
Study performed in twin pairs found associations between HRV, Beck Depression Inventory score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Teacher involvement prevents increases in children's depressive symptoms: bidirectional associations in elementary school - Spilt JL, Leflot G, Colpin H.
There is accumulating evidence that social relationships can buffer the development of depression in childhood and adolescence. However, few studies have focused on teacher-child relationships in the elementary school years. In addition, research that has ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lessons from suicide prevention campaigns: considerations for opioid messaging - Karras E, Warfield SC, Stokes CM, Bossarte RM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is cannabis a risk factor for suicide attempts in men and women with psychotic illness? - Waterreus A, Di Prinzio P, Badcock JC, Martin-Iverson M, Jablensky A, Morgan VA.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether recent cannabis use by men and women with psychotic disorders was associated with increased risk of suicide attempt, and to determine associated factors, stratified by sex. METHODS: Data from 1065 men and 725 women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

First and subsequent lifetime alcoholism and mental disorders in suicide victims with reference to a community sample-the Lundby Study 1947-1997 - Holmstrand C, Bogren M, Mattisson C, Bradvik L.
Background: Suicide victims have been found to frequently suffer from mental disorders, often more than one, and comorbidity has also been found to be a risk factor for suicide. The aim of the present study was to determine the first disorder and po... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-mortem analysis of suicide victims shows ABCB1 haplotype 1236T-2677T-3435T as a candidate predisposing factor behind adverse drug reactions in females: Erratum -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predicting risk of suicide among individuals who are members of higher-risk populations: finding THE needle in a stack of needles! - Caine ED.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Austrian firearm legislation and its effects on suicide and homicide mortality: A natural quasi-experiment amidst the global economic crisis - K önig D, Swoboda P, Cramer RJ, Krall C, Postuvan V, Kapusta ND.
BACKGROUND: Restriction of access to suicide methods has been shown to effectively reduce suicide mortality rates. AIMS: To examine how the global economic crisis of 2008 and the firearm legislation reform of 1997 affected suicide and homicide mortality ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association between induced abortion and suicidal ideation among unmarried female migrant workers in three metropolitan cities in China: a cross-sectional study - Luo M, Jiang X, Wang Y, Wang Z, Shen Q, Li R, Cai Y.
BACKGROUND: Despite reports of mental health issues, suicidality has not been closely examined among the migrant population. The association between induced abortion and suicidal ideation is unknown among unmarried female migrant workers of reproductive ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Anxious distress in depressed outpatients: prevalence, comorbidity, and incremental validity - Rosellini AJ, Bourgeois ML, Correa J, Tung ES, Goncharenko S, Brown TA.
The goals of this study were to estimate the prevalence of the DSM-5 anxious distress specifier (AD) among depressed outpatients, to examine associations of AD with comorbid diagnoses, and to test the incremental validity of AD over comorbidity in predicti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Interpersonal and institutional ethnic discrimination, and mental health in a random sample of Palestinian minority men smokers in Israel - Daoud N, Gao M, Osman A, Muntaner C.
We examined the associations between interpersonal and institutional ethnic discrimination, and anxiety and depression among Palestinian-Arab minority... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sprint interval training (SIT) substantially reduces depressive symptoms in major depressive disorder (MDD): a randomized controlled trial - Minghetti A, Faude O, Hanssen H, Zahner L, Gerber M, Donath L.
Continuous aerobic exercise training (CAT) is considered a complementary treatment option in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Intermittent exercise training protocols, such as sprint interval training (SIT) have gained increasing popularity, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Firearm ownership, storage practices, and suicide risk factors in Washington state, 2013-2016 - Morgan ER, Gomez A, Rowhani-Rahbar A.
OBJECTIVES: To characterize firearm ownership and storage practices in Washington State and assess their relationship with suicide risk factors. METHODS: Using Washington State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data for 2013 to 2016, we co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The validity of open-source data when assessing jail suicides - Thomas AL, Scott J, Mellow J.
This study is the first to examine whether jail suicide data obtain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Anhedonia and the relationship between other depressive symptoms and aggressive behavior - Salem T, Winer ES, Jordan DG, Nadorff MR, Fanning JR, Bryant J, Berman ME, Veilleux JC.
Depression has been linked to multiple forms of aggressive behavior in college students; however, it is unclear which aspects of depression explain this connection. Anhedonia, defined as the loss of interest and/or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

13 things pediatricians should know (and do) about
In the spring of 2018, the second season of the controversial Netflix show about a teenager ’s suicide premiers. In this article, the authors turn to the literature and their own experiences to highlight 13 things pediatricians should know about 13 Rea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A four-year longitudinal study examining psychache and suicide ideation in elevated-risk undergraduates: a test of Shneidman's model of suicidal behavior - Montemarano V, Troister T, Lambert CE, Holden RR.
OBJECTIVES: Using a 4-year follow-up design, this research investigated Shneidman's model of psychache (i.e., intense mental pain/anguish) as the cause of suicide. Operationalizing suicidal manifestations using suicide ideation, we evaluated Shneidman's as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news